Knoxville sees more precipitation than most of the United States, so check the forecast before heading out if you don't want to be caught in a rainstorm! The summer's average high temperature is 87 degrees, but the city has seen hotter days. Try to walk your pet in the morning before the day heats up.
With some hilly streets and scenic views, a walk in Island Home Park is far from boring despite how small the area is. Island Home Boulevard is a beautiful street that cuts through the neighborhood and features a pretty, tree-lined medium. While Island Home Park is quieter than many other areas in Knoxville, always be cautious on busier roadways. Some of the streets only have sidewalks on one side, so try to pay attention at all times.
The park also features access to the Will Skelton Greenway, a 3.5-mile paved trail that follows the Tennessee River. If you head east on the trail, you'll come upon Ijams Nature Center, a 300-acre wildlife habitat that welcomes you to explore its 10 miles of trails to discover Tennessee's natural splendor. You'll find wetlands, waterfalls, and different rock formations all around for you to enjoy with your pup.